This review analyses the approaches used by the 10 Swiss NGOs currently implementing projects in Nepal post-earthquake with Swiss Solidarity funds to enhance accountability to affected people (AAP) in their programmes. It seeks to gain the perceptions of affected people and their preferences for information dissemination and communication. The review focused on the key commitments to information sharing, ensuring engagement in decision making, listening to communities and complaints handling. The responsiveness of organizations to community feedback and the barriers to this were reviewed. Consultations with affected communities were undertaken in four field locations, the purpose of which were to understand the views and preferences of different groups within each community.
Margie Buchanan-Smith, Subindra Bogati and Sarah Routley, with Srijana Nepal, Sweta Khadka, Yamima Bomjan and Neha Uprety
This study is a rare effort to explore the views and experiences of communities affected by the Nepal earthquakes in April and May 2015, to find out how and whether their information needs were met. It aims to fill a knowledge gap about the relative contribution of humanitarian responders to communicate with communities in the months after the two earthquakes
Political transition in Nepal is awakening sleeping grievances and threatening social cohesion, argue Subindra Bogati and Benjamin Britton. They say that local organisations are best equipped to help the country navigate this tense period.
Since the Comprehensive Peace Agreement which ended Nepal’s decade-long civil war in 2006, the country has been wracked by recurring outbreaks of sometimes violent protest against the state and the perceived injustice of the status quo..
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In this Berghof Foundation paper, Subindra Bogati of Nepal Peacebuilding Initiative, has tried to (i) analyse the process of army integration and (ii) examine the aspirations of former combatants.
One of the key features of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), signed in 2006 by the Maoists and
seven other major political parties, was the integration and rehabilitation of the Maoist combatants.
After years of discussion on the written agreements and their interpretations, which were designed to
facilitate the decision-making process regarding the fate of Maoist combatants, the situation of having
two armies in one country finally came to an end in 2013.
This research report explores why the rise of violent and organised crime has been centred in around the urbanised areas of the Terai and Kathmandu Valley – by unpacking the channels through which rapid urbanisation interacts with violent or/and organised crime – and within this paradigm specifically focus on youth and adolescent involvement.
The Opportunity Knocks report was commissioned by a consortium of UK-based international non-governmental organisations, which included ActionAid, CAFOD, Christian Aid, Oxfam GB, CARE, and Tearfund.